40 000 People Need Food Aid Following Cyclone Idai

Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo said 40 000 people are in need of food aid following Cyclone Idai.

Moyo said this during whilst briefing embassies accredited to Zimbabwe, United Nations and other partners on Tropical Cyclone Idai. He said 179 people had died whilst 102 have been buried. Said Moyo:

In Manicaland the cumulative number of deaths is 179, burials (102), unidentified bodies buried (12), injuries (186), missing people (329) and displaced (6 788). The number of children affected (3 500), displaced refugees (2 000), number of casualties airlifted to Skyline (52), houses affected (7 703), food insecure population (40 064) and number of bridges damaged (11). In Masvingo the number of deaths is 6 while 6 257 people were affected. At least 511 households were displaced and 17 injured.

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July Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party and the current Minister of Local Government. Public Works and National Housing. Moyo is the deputy secretary of Administration and former Midlands Governor. He has been... Read More About July Moyo

Manicaland is a province which covers largely the eastern highlands and the south eastern plateau of Zimbabwe. Manicaland is one of Zimbabwe's ten administrative provinces. Mutare is the capital of Manicaland province. Read More About Manicaland

Masvingo is one of Zimbabwe's smaller cities which is located on south eastern part of Zimbabwe. It is the capital of the Masvingo Province. The city is known mostly for it's proximity to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, an ancient city located about 28 kilometers away.... Read More About Masvingo

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